“There was never yet philosopher that could endure the toothache patiently”
– William Shakespeare, from Much Ado About Nothing
We are equipped to handle most emergencies the same day you call. Please call by 10am to be seen the same day. Call our office at (651)322-7373.
Tooth aches were a leading cause of death less than 100 years ago and one of the only dental emergencies that are life threatening. We take them seriously and want you to know it!
It doesn’t seem fair to charge high fees for someone who is in a painful, vulnerable position like that associated with tooth pain. We believe that you deserve to get in fast and find out whats wrong. Call NOW and we’ll have your pain removed so you can get back to your life!
There are a number of simple precautions you can take to avoid accident and injury to your teeth. One way to reduce the chances of damage to your teeth, lips, cheek and tongue is to wear a mouth guard when participating in sports or recreational activities that may pose a risk. Avoid chewing ice, popcorn kernels and hard candy, all of which can crack a tooth. Cut tape using scissors rather than your teeth. Accidents do happen, and knowing what to do when one occurs can mean the difference between saving and losing a tooth.
Swelling, or throbbing pain in the tooth, face, mouth or head can sometimes be life threatening. Call our office immediately or go to an emergency room. Avoid excessive over the counter medicines, heat and activity. Do not lay flat when sleeping, but remain more upright so the pressure does not build up in your tooth. Dental infections can become infections of bone, and do not heal without intervention from the dentist. If appropriate, you may be prescribed antibiotics.
Rinse your mouth with warm water to clean the area. If you have any pain or swelling, use cold compresses on the area to keep any swelling down. Call us to schedule an appointment to have your tooth repaired.
Bitten Lip or Tongue
Clean the area gently with a cloth and apply cold compresses to reduce any swelling. If the bleeding does not stop, go to a hospital emergency room immediately.
Apply cold compresses to control swelling. Contact us or a hospital emergency department immediately.
Objects Caught Between Teeth
Try to gently remove the object with dental floss; avoid cutting the gums. Never use a sharp instrument to remove any object that is stuck between your teeth. If you can’t dislodge the object using dental floss, contact us.